The fourth-ranked Washington softball team snapped a five-game losing skid with a 7-5 victory Saturday over No. 17 Arizona in front of a...
The fourth-ranked Washington softball team snapped a five-game losing skid with a 7-5 victory Saturday over No. 17 Arizona in front of a sellout crowd of 1,450 at Husky Softball Field.
Trailing 1-0 after the top of the third inning, the Huskies (33-6, 4-5 Pac-12) answered by batting around in the bottom half and scoring five runs — all with two outs.
Kaitlin Inglesby added a two-run home run for Washington in the fourth.
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The Washington baseball team (17-11, 4-5 Pac-12) twice drew even after trailing 4-0 and 6-4, but sixth-ranked Stanford scored a pair of runs in the ninth to win 8-6 at Husky Ballpark.
With the score tied 6-6, the Cardinal got runners to first and third with one out. Stephen Piscotty grounded a ball to third, where Jacob Lamb fielded it and got Tyler Gaffney caught in a rundown.
In the course of the rundown, Gaffney and UW catcher B.K. Santy made contact, and the home umpire ruled that Santy had obstructed the runner, awarding Gaffney the base to give Stanford a 7-6 lead. Later, the Cardinal pulled off a double steal to score another run.
Seattle University (11-20) routed visiting Weber State 19-0 in the resumption of a game postponed from Friday, then dropped both ends of a scheduled doubleheader, 10-6 and 8-2.
• Western Washington (10-27, 6-14 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) split a doubleheader with Saint Martin’s, losing the opener 7-3 and winning the nightcap 2-0.
• After losing 7-5 and 7-2 in the first two games of a tripleheader, Central Washington (13-22, 9-14 GNAC) bounced back with a 16-1 victory over host Montana State Billings.
Seattle University (15-12) rallied three times to defeat Washington State (15-13), 5-4, in Pullman. It was the Redhawks’ first win over the Cougars since 1968.
• Central Washington (11-17, 7-9 GNAC) dropped a doubleheader to visiting Northwest Nazarene, 12-3 and 7-3.
Washington combined to shoot 4-over-par 288 in the final round of the ASU Thunderbird Invitational to finish fifth out of 17 teams in Tempe, Ariz. Chris Williams was the Dawgs’ top finisher in a tie for eighth (4-over 209).
An injury-riddled Washington women’s squad fell 6-1 to Utah on the Bill Quillian Stadium courts.
• The Washington men lost 7-0 at No. 11 Stanford.
• The Seattle University women evened their record at 12-12 with a 5-2 victory over visiting Portland State.
Track and field
The Washington women finished second and the UW men third at the Pepsi Team Invitational in Eugene, Ore.
The Huskies swept the pole-vault titles, with Logan Miller clearing 14 feet even for the women’s win and J.J. Juilfs taking the men’s event at 17-4 ½. Washington also got wins from Alana Alexander (triple jump, 40-7) and Amanda Peterson (javelin, 160-5).
• Seattle Pacific’s Brittany Aanstad took the NCAA Division II lead in the women’s javelin with a throw of 161-11 at the War V meet in Spokane.
• Western Washington’s Emily Warman won the women’s triple jump with a leap of 39-1 ¼ at the J.D. Shotwell Invitational in Tacoma.
The Gonzaga men’s varsity eight defeated Oregon State, 5:58.7 to 6:00.4, in a dual regatta on Lake Vancouver in Vancouver, Wash.
• Seattle’s Queen Underwood edged Mexico’s Erika Rosalba Cruz 12-11 for the 60-kilogram title at the American Boxing Confederation’s Women’s Elite Continental Championships in Cornwall, Ontario.
Compiled from sports-information reports
and other sources.